Russian Fruit Salad
This fresh fruit medley is marinated in a sweet-tart spirited blend of maple syrup, lemon juice and vodka.
1/2 cantaloupe, seeded and cubed (see note)
1/2 honeydew melon, seeded and cubed
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 nectarines, pitted and sliced
1 cup blackberries or blueberries
1/4 watermelon, cubed
1/2 pound cherries, pitted and halved
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup vodka
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- Combine cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, nectarines, black or blueberries, watermelon and cherries in a large bowl; sprinkle salad with lemon juice and toss gently.
- Whisk together maple syrup and vodka; pour on top of fruit salad; mix well and refrigerate until serving.
Makes 12 servings.